TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - In a Twitter statement on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Tucson Unified School District announced that Michael Hicks, former governing board president, passed away.
A family member confirmed his passing on his Facebook page, saying he went quietly and peacefully during evening hours.
The family asks those wanting to share their condolences to give the family a few days, before they update the public on his passing.
Hicks was TUSD’s Governing Board President from 2011-2018.
A current TUSD board member said he had been hospitalized since December 2020. He was recovering from his lungs.
His family had set up a GoFundMe to cover medical expenses.